This past week I’ve been moving edging blocks, stones, and rocks around the garden.
But before I explain about all the rocks and edging I moved around, please gaze upon some of my nasturtiums. Don’t they look lovely? I grew them from seed directly sown in the garden way back in May. They plugged along all summer and now that it is cooling down a bit, they’ve nearly doubled in size and look wonderful. Don’t you agree?
Back to rocks and edging.
I tried to explain to Dee in the most recent episode of The Gardenangelists podcast how I moved some edging stones from the back to the front, pulled some old retaining wall block from along a fence to use to line a path from which I had taken some of the edging stones to use in the front and then just when I thought I was done, decided to pull some big rocks out from around a tree where they were lost in leaf litter and use them to edge another area.
As you can imagine, it was easier said than done but hard to explain without pictures. So Dee suggested I provide some pictures.
Pictures it is!
The path is now edged with retaining wall block turned up on its ends so the rough part faces up.
This is better than the edging stones that used to line this path because they were at nearly ground level and it was difficult to see where they were at times. Plus, I didn’t have any other place to put retaining wall blocks.
The edging stones from the path and elsewhere now form the border for all the beds in front.
And the rocks that were once hidden under leaf debris in another bed, now line the peony border, also known as The Family Circle.
Please excuse the look of the peonies in the fall when they are clearly not at their best. In fact, excuse all the plants in all the pictures which are waning as fall settles in. (Except the nasturtiums, which are looking great.)
I was a guest on another podcast!
In other news, a few weeks ago before I started moving rocks around, I was a guest on another podcast, FrontMatter, from Leanpub.com to talk about how I market my books without a big social media presence. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening says
Good job, Carol! It looks nice!
Donna G says
Your path and borders look great, well done!
I always think nasturtiums should love the heat, but they love these cooler fall days better. Yours are beautiful!
The other plants are excused.
Helen Malandrakis says
Robin Ruff Leja says
Whew, I’m tired thinking of you moving all that hardscape! But it turned out perfectly.